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Media Advisory: University at Albany Forum Focuses on Barriers Facing Women Caregivers

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 8, 2007)

UAlbany's Centers for Excellence in Aging Services and Women in Government & Civil Society will present "The Women's Health & Intergenerational Caregiving Forum," designed to define barriers facing female caregivers and identify mitigating strategies to overcome these barriers. 
Keynote speaker: Laurie Bacheldor, vice president of Community Impact, United Way of the Greater Capital Region


  • Hon. Aileen Gunther, New York State Assembly
  • Wendy Shaw, assistant director, Bureau of Women's Health, New York State Department of Health
  • Christine Carey, case manager, Senior Resources Department, Town of Colonie
  • Vera Prosper, senior policy analyst, New York State Office for the Aging
  • Moderator: Philip McCallion, director, UAlbany Center for Excellence in Aging Services

Other guest speakers

Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Keynote: 8:45 a.m.
Panel: 2:55 p.m.
Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Avenue Ext # 2, Albany, N.Y.
Free and open to the public.

The Women's Health & Intergenerational Caregiving Forum will examine concerns related to women's health and intergenerational in-home and community-based caregiving in the Capital Region; define unmet needs and gaps in support services; identify strategies and best practice models to bridge gaps; and promote enhanced policy advocacy and strengthened public policy responses.

The forum is funded by a joint grant from the New York State Assembly, New York State Senate and New York State Department of Health.

The Center for Excellence in Aging Services is a translational research center that develops, tests, and implements innovative practices and policies that address the needs of aging persons, their families, and caregivers.
The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society is an institute at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany. The Center builds bridges among its partners through research, training, policy and system analysis, leadership development, resource sharing and capacity building.

The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges, and an honors college. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit theUniversity at Albany. Visit UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts.

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